Matthew Hadodo

Matthew H.

Pittsburgh, PA
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Levels taught:

    Matthew teaches

    12 & Up
    + Special needs

    Teaching since

    September 2005

    Average response time

    3.0 hours

    About Matthew

    Overview

    I am a world traveler with 10 years of tutoring experience. Currently working on my PhD in sociolinguistics at the University of Pittsburgh, I received my MA in Spanish from NYU and can help you with many different areas. My experience as an editor for a publishing company, combined with other professional experience in a variety of positions, allow me to offer students a unique perspective on diverse subjects.


    Check out some blog posts I have written for the TakeLessons website!

    Writing
    http://takelessons.com/blog/creative-writing-tips
    http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-write-lyrics
    http://takelessons.com/blog/unique-writing-topics
    http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-how-to-write-with-childrens-books
    http://takelessons.com/blog/college-writing-skills

    Study Skills
    http://takelessons.com/blog/study-skills-for-high-school
    http://takelessons.com/blog/literature-study-guides
    http://takelessons.com/blog/kinesthetic-learning-strategies

    Acting
    http://takelessons.com/blog/first-lesson-acting-exercises
    http://takelessons.com/blog/becoming-an-actor-no-experience

    Foreign Language
    http://takelessons.com/blog/learning-a-new-language
    http://takelessons.com/blog/best-language-learning-software

    Miscellaneous
    http://takelessons.com/blog/how-to-request-a-letter-of-recommendation
    http://takelessons.com/blog/tutors-for-special-needs-students

    Let's learn and grow together!

    *** Lesson Details ***
    Lessons with me are structured, yet flexible, centering around your strengths and weaknesses. Since everything is catered around your individual needs, no two students share the same exact experience. I learn what works best for you based on your study habits, interests and personality and implement any necessary assignments to help you achieve the best possible results. I adopt a very hands-on approach and provide you with additional information and avenues (both creative and technological) to continue learning beyond our sessions in a fun way.

    *** Studio Equipment ***
    MacBook Pro with necessary Office Suite, PRAAT software, Skype and additional recording material; keyboard and amps

    *** Travel Equipment ***
    Same as above: MacBook Pro with software; recording equipment as necessary.

    *** Specialties ***
    Languages- English, Spanish, Greek, Portuguese, Turkish, Aramaic.

    Knowledge of historical and cultural elements of different groups of people.

    Detail-oriented; strong analytical skills.

    15 years experience as a vocalist, 9 Bel Canto technique (Full Lyric Tenor)

    Photos and Videos

    Introduction to TakeLessons!

    Experience

    Founder

    Aug 2012 - Present
    VeriLingo

    I manage a blog I created for sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological research. The goal is to make these topics more accessible for non-experts, while still engaging with the material in an academic way. I also conduct my own studies.

    Editor-in-Chief

    Aug 2011 - Present
    Parables & Books

    • Supervised all edits of printed and digital materials.
    • Major creative and executive force in kindergarten and first grade curriculum development.
    • Served as head blogger and oversaw social media presence.
    • Contributed creatively to all in-house projects.
    • Acted as liaison between Publisher and other employees.

    Substitute Teacher

    Mar 2011 - Jun 2011
    New Milford Board of Education

    Highly requested substitute teacher covering middle and high school. Primarily taught Spanish and Special-Education classes, although I additionally assisted with Honors/AP English, Math, History and other coursework.

    Education

    PhD, Linguistics

    Aug 2015 - Present
    University of Pittksburgh

    MA, Spanish Linguistics

    Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
    New York University (NYU)

    BA, Linguistics/Spanish Linguistics

    Sep 2006 - May 2010
    Rutgers University

    Languages Spoken

    English

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Modern Greek

    Professional Proficiency

    Portuguese

    Limited Proficiency

    Spanish

    Fluent / Native Proficiency

    Turkish

    Limited Proficiency

    Certifications

    Advanced Spanish Studies

    Jul 2009
    Universidad de Salamanca

    Granted through the Universidad de Salamanca's Cursos Internacionales Program, I achieved a certificate of Sobresaliente (Outstanding) in Advanced Placement Spanish Studies. This was the highest honor awarded for the highest level of Spanish to be taken.

    Awards

    Young Leadership Award

    Jun 2012
    Federation of Hellenic Organizations of New Jersey

    Affiliations

    Linguistic Society of America

    Sep 2014
    LSA

    The Linguistic Society of America (LSA) was founded in 1924 to advance the scientific study of language. LSA plays a critical role in supporting and disseminating linguistic scholarship both to professional linguists and to the general public.

    Phi Sigma Iota

    Sep 2008
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    Phi Sigma Iota recognizes outstanding accomplishment in the study or teaching of any of the academic fields related to foreign language, literature, or culture. These fields include not only modern foreign languages, but also Classics, Linguistics, Philology, Comparative Literature, Bilingual Education, Second Language Acquisition and other interdisciplinary programs with a significant foreign language component. Phi Sigma Iota is the highest academic honor in the field of foreign languages. There are approximately 250 chapters of Phi Sigma Iota at institutions of higher learning in the US, Mexico and France.

    Sigma Delta Pi

    Sep 2008
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    Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, is a non-profit organization incorporated in the State of South Carolina, a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and partners with the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Estudio Internacional Sampere, the Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Estudios Norteamericanos Benjamin Franklin, the Universidad Veritas, the International Association of Hispanists and the North American Academy of the Spanish Language.

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Sep 2008
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    The Phi Beta Kappa Society celebrates and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Its campus chapters invite for induction the most outstanding arts and sciences students at America’s leading colleges and universities. The Society sponsors activities to advance these studies — the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences — in higher education and in society at large.

    Delta Epsilon Iota

    Sep 2007
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    Delta Epsilon Iota is the bridge between outstanding students and Career Services. Since our inception, Delta Epsilon Iota’s mission has been to educate members about career development, encourage academic excellence, and promote the principles of Dedication, Enthusiasm, and Initiative in all aspects of campus life. Over the years, the Society has embraced these values and is now one of the leading academic honor societies serving higher education. Membership is comprised of outstanding scholars attending many of the finest educational institutions in the country. Organizational vision and cutting edge resources have made the Delta Epsilon Iota name synonymous with leadership and academic excellence.

    National Society of Collegiate Scholars

    Sep 2006
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    The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high achievers. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities and gives out a million dollars in scholarships annually. NSCS members are deeply committed to scholarship, leadership and service and as a result, are impacting their campus and local communities every day.

    National Honors Society

    Sep 2004
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    The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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